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A magnificent new romance by New York Times best-selling author Emma Chase - available in audio first!

Dean Walker is all about keeping life simple. He’s effortlessly talented and intelligent - spending his summers playing drums in the local band and the rest of the year teaching high school in the same Jersey town where he grew up. He likes his love life simple too, enjoying the commitment-free hook-ups his good looks and sexy charm have always made oh so easy. 

Then he meets Lainey Burrows. And his simple, easy life gets turned upside down. 

One wild one-night stand was all it was ever supposed to be, so Lainey is shocked when she discovers that her sizzling summer fling is also her son’s new math teacher. But that’s nothing compared to the most unexpected twist of all - their hot hook-up left Lainey knocked up, and now they’re about to become parents. Together. 

What ensues is an addictive, insatiable, sweet and tender romance that won’t be simple, but it will be more than worth the fight.   

©2019 Emma Chase (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Andi and Zachary are fantastic! Dean is everything

Getting Played is the second book in the Getting Some series by the fabulous and talented Emma Chase. It releases in audio first and I had to pleasure of listening to it before it releases! I absolutely loved Getting Schooled and I have been looking forward to Dean's story since I finished listening to Garrett's. Oh my, Dean. The sexy, drummer who sings in a band during the summer and the smart, sexy, nerdy, glasses wearing high school teacher and football coach for the rest of the year. My heart and body could barely take it! I loved being back in New Jersey with these characters who feel like long lost family. Dean meets a woman during one of his shows. She's gorgeous, sexy, and fun. They spend an amazing night together and then she's gone. Only to show up in his hometown as the mom of one of his new students. What are the odds. Dean is not a relationship guy. Not even close. Every woman, man and child in town knows his reputation and they don’t all have nice things to say about him. Lainey never thought she'd see Dean again and now he's her son's teacher. And he looks even better than he did last time she saw him. That night, Dean left her with a souvenir and she's been trying to find him. Now that she sees him again, she lets him know she's pregnant. She's had time to get used to the idea and she's so great about letting Dean have time. He has no idea what to do. He's not sure he'll be a good father. Never saw himself even having kids. And he's not the dating type. Then he realizes that he wants Lainey and their child in his life. He wants to try. He's never wanted to try before. He's never felt this way about a woman and now he has a baby on the way. And he already cares deeply for her son Jason. Can Dean prove to himself and the town that he's not the player they all think he is? Will Lainey trust in Dean and his feelings for her and her son? Oh man, do I love me some Dean! But I also love Lainey! She's independent, smart and isn't afraid to have another child even if it's by herself. She's done it before, she'll do it again. She's mature, level headed and talented. Together, Dean and Lainey have great chemistry! Their banter is sexy and fun. Overall, I loved every minute of it! I love listening to a book I haven't read yet. It keeps me on the edge of my seat and I get immersed in the narrators voices and emotions. Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt did a fantastic job. Zachary's voice is so smooth and sexy and I love his voices for kids and women too. Andi was, as always, great. A few times, the cracking in her voice made me cry. She was Lainey. Zachary and Andi are two of my favorite narrators and if you love them you don’t want to miss Getting Played!

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5 fantastic stars!

Getting Schooled was my #1 favourite read last year, and ever since I heard that Emma Chase was going to make it into a series, Getting Played was my most anticipated read of this year. I dropped everything the moment this audiobook dropped onto my phone, and it did not disappoint!

We are taken back to the town of Lakeside, this time for the story of Dean – best friend of Garrett from book #1. Dean is the math teacher and assistant football coach at the same high school that he and Garrett attended as kids. He spends his summers touring with his band and playing his beloved drums, and it’s while performing one night that he becomes smitten with a woman in the crowd.

Lainey is a single mother to a teenage son and runs a successful lifestyle blog. She’s celebrating a new career opportunity out at a bar when she meets Dean. After staring lustfully at each other through his whole set, they share a fun and easy night together which ends with multiple rounds of the best sex either of them have had. They both consider it a hook-up and say goodbyes in the morning, but neither of them are able to forget each other or the amazing time they had together.

Months later, and Lainey’s job has moved her to Lakeside, and she and Dean get the surprise of their lives when they run in to each other again. The surprises continue when they then discover that Dean is the teacher that Lainey’s son can’t stop gushing about, and not only that… but Lainey is pregnant from their night together.

Squeeeee! I love a surprise pregnancy storyline, and this one is just gorgeous!

Dean is a simple guy. He loves his job, his friends, and his music, and he’s happy with his commitment-free lifestyle and his frequent hook-ups with no desire for anything more. But then there is Lainey. Not only was he unable to forget about her, but she makes him feel things he hasn’t felt before. The idea of a relationship is completely new to him, but she’s a total gamechanger for him. And the fact that she’s having his baby changes brings them together in a way he never would have anticipated.

Lainey is a ‘take life as it comes’ kind of girl. She’s smart and sensible, and I love how no-nonsense she is. She’s a wonderful mother and she’s prepared to go it alone, but as Dean declares himself all in, she finds her whole world flipped upside down.

Everybody in town new that when Dean the player fell, he would fall hard, and we get to see that in glorious detail as Dean throws himself into life as an expectant father, and allows everything he is feeling for Lainey to shine. It’s absolutely effortless and so, so beautiful, and while it’s not exactly conventional, and they do have some drama to sort through, it’s angst free, super sexy and so freaking sweet. I absolutely love these two together, and their journey to their HEA is lots of fun.

Lovers of the first book will be thrilled that we get to spend time with Garret and Callie, and there’s some great story progression for them, and once again there’s a fantastic bunch of side characters that bring so much to the story. The teachers at work, Dean’s Grandmother, Lainey’s family, her son, and the rest of Dean’s students absolutely shine whenever they appear, and this book had me laughing out loud so many times at the fantastic dynamics and banter.

Emma Chase has delivered another fantastic rom-com with characters that you can’t help but love and a love story that will have you laughing, swooning, fanning yourself and grinning like a fool.

The audiobook is once again narrated by Andie Arndt and Zachary Webber, and they are perfection!

I loved everything about this one!

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Welcome back to Lakeside

Getting Schooled was one of my favorite books from last year, and Getting Played Is one of the best of this year. Dean and Lainey are wonderful together. This book is funny, sweet, and heart warming. Emma Chase does a wonderful of bring the reader into this amazing town that anyone would be happy to call home. I love all of the new characters. Jason is a sweet kid and Lainey’s sisters are hysterical. It was wonderful to catch up with all of the old crew too. I really hope that there will be another book in this series.


The narration in this book is top notch. Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt are my dream team.
As for the one question you are all wondering. Is this book worth a credit? The answer is a big YES!!!

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Not Much Pay Off, But A Good Performance

Performances were what kept me listening. the woman did a good job The man was a bit cocky with his inner monologue for me, but it didn't detract from the story.

The story itself was lacking. You know they're going to end up together. Dean is too "perfect" not to get his way: genius-level brilliant, talented, suave. Don't forget he's great with kids too! Yawn.

Lainey manufactures the only conflict. Doesn't even hear the excuse before agreeing the guy she's she's poured her heart into is trash.

I did like the argument that arose out of the perceived betrayal. That piece was well done but resolved without much effort.

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Absolutely Loved it!

Another great book by Emma Chase! The storyline was fun and heartfelt. The narrators were outstanding as always. Andi Arndt is the best! Definitely recommend this audio book. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I will be listening to it again soon.

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Couldn’t put it down!

LOVE IT just as much if not more than the 1st book!!! This book grabbed my attention right from the start and left me not being able to remove my earbuds until it was done.
Love the characters and funny side characters.
I enjoy the teaching aspect and that we get to see Dean in this element dealing w/ the kids and other teachers. I enjoyed everything about this story and really hope there will be another.
Maybe for Garrets doctor brother???
Highly recommend this and the 1st one Getting Schooled!

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All the feels!

In true Emma Chase fasion, after listening to this book I was left with a smile on my face and all the feels. As always, both Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber knocked it out of the park with there audible abilities. I got a feel for the characters on a deeper level that only amazing narration can do.

Dean Walker was a playboy that was getting sick of the game. Lainey Burrows was a single mom out celebrating with her sister. Their connection was instant and the chemistry absolutely combustible! I loved these two! They had fun, didn't play games and genuinely liked each other for more than a roll in the sheets.

I loved the near misses in finding her again. I caught myself shouting out when they were so close. Then finally, when they meet again after months apart that connection is still there, like they never were apart.

The only thing I hated about this book was that it ended. I fell in love with this town, these characters, and their friends. This is definitely going on my re-listen list.

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I’ve Got It For The Teacher!

Why oh why did I think it was a wise decision to start this audio after midnight thinking I’ll just listen to a chapter or two before going to sleep. Big mistake! BIG! I fell in love with the characters straight away that I was saying to myself, one more chapter, just one more chapter.

I’m kicking myself that I haven’t read or listened to the previous book but I didn’t feel left out in the slightest. Dean Walker is not only intelligent and a gifted drummer but he is the hottie maths teacher working at a New Jersey high school. The last thing he was expecting was the new kid’s mother - expecting! One guess who the baby daddy is?!! Lainey Burrows was just what he needed in his life. She was vivacious and vibrant and zestful. I adored her. She was an amazing mum to a teen already but I was excited for her to have another little baby she will share with Dean.

If you have listened to the first book, you will love listening to this one two. The same narrators are back and they do an amazing job with these characters. If it’s your first time like me, take the chance, I recommend it highly.

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Absolutely delightful!

Emma Chase has written her funniest book to date. The was a story to didn’t want to end. Love it! Loved it! Loved it!

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Dare I Say Better than the First

I absolutely loved the first book. Everything about it was amazing. The story, and the narration worked so well together the first time around I am always skeptical that they can't match or exceed it. This did. I won't spoil anything but I loved how she didn't repeat the same story with the next set of characters. I also love the single mom story line. My only dislike is that there weren't more scenes with the old characters I got to really love (the Daniels brothers).

Personally, I really hope there are more books here and specifically ones with the Daniels brothers.

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 10-15-21

4.5 Stars

4.5 stars I decided on a whim to finally listen to the second book in the Getting Some series today and I'm so glad I did because it was cute as heck and I needed it after some pretty dark and heavy books. There's only a little bit of angst in this and I think that some people might find Dean a little immature, especially at first, but I'm really glad I picked this up because this series is just sweet, saucy, funny and refreshing.

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  • K White.💕
  • 10-18-21

so heart warming

this is a really great book with amazing narrators.
its sweet and really is a feel good book xx

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  • i_flovebooks
  • 01-07-22

Loved it!!

I loved everything about this story.
More drama than the last, which makes, for me, a better read.

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  • W. King
  • 12-07-21

I enjoyed this book.

This is the second book that I have read by this author. I really like the writing style. They are definitely class above the usual romance story books. The narrators were very good. This book was set in the same town as the last and brought in some of the characters but the main couple etc., we're new. I will look out for more by this author.

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  • Anita
  • 12-06-21

good

really wnkoyed this good the narrators were also good, first book by Emma chase definitely won't become last.

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  • Rachael
  • 11-21-21

Loved it

Absolutely hilarious and heart warming all in one story. Brilliant narration, Zachary and Andi really bring the characters to life.

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  • Miss M
  • 11-18-21

Emma Chase does steamy raunch-fests blended with really tender, deep seated love

This is the second Emma Chase I’ve listened to thanks to the Explore Plus Catalogue.

Whilst severe illness means I have actively been seeking stories on audible without a surfeit of suffering and a happy ending, the literature graduate me (aka literary snob) would have turned in her metaphoric grave at even looking at a book billed as what I’d have assumed was sub low-rent by the cover alone.

Note to that former self: the adage don’t judge a book by its cover applies here.

In this and Chase’s other title (Getting Real) the sex is aplenty (more so in this) and one could easily accuse it of being too much. If erotica or semi-porn are labels to be applied, that would be understandable, yet the characters in this and Getting Real, have far more dimensionality, depth of feeling and real commitment to nurturing, caring, full-hearted loving both in and out of the graphically drawn ‘boudoir’ scenes, than would be expected by such labelling.

It’s this depth of heart and emotion and more than adequate storylines that make these hot-blooded narratives, predictable in an entirely pleasing way.

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  • Kenneth Penman
  • 11-16-21

book 2

such a easy listen. sweet story well worth listening too, written and narrated so well

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 10-14-21

Everything I love in a story

Flipping heck! I don’t know what made this audio sooooo good. Was it the fab story and writing, the wonderful characters, or could it have been the truly perfect narration? Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber, thank you very much.Maybe it was all three together that made this one hella enjoyable experience, an audio to really get lost in. The story was so sweet, with such lovely characters, Dean is the ultimate book boyfriend (in my eyes), and Lainey is adorable, I loved her, as I’m sure any sane person would. I really do need to read more by this author.

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  • Joke
  • 10-12-21

10 Stars❤️❤️❤️❤️

Loved this book! Sweet, laugh out loud funny, romantic and hot! Emma Chase spins an addictive story you can’t stop until the end. My favourite narrators Andi and Zachary are perfect for this series of books. I hope Ms Chase continues this series with many more stories including Tim, Kelly and even Jason! Already pre-ordered Connor’s story.

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  • Josephine Faelnar
  • 01-23-22

Amazing

Wow!!! it’s an amazing story of Emma Chase and a wonderful narrator that did the perfect job. I’m getting I love this audio book.

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  • Julie
  • 01-07-22

Lovely story ❤️

This was a lovely story. Emma Chase does not disappoint. As always, the narrators did an amazing job.
I would recommend this book 😊

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-11-21

So funny and sweet!

Great story, really funny and sweet.
And the two narrators my favourites... highly recommend this to anyone

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-30-21

great

loved it, great story and the narration was really good. can't wait for more from this author

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 11-27-21

O.M.G 😝 ADORABLE 😀😘

This was Friggen Awesome. So good you must get this story. Especially on audiobook with Andi and Zac who do a brilliant job bringing this story to life ❤️💙🤎💜🤎💙❤️

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  • Sue.55
  • 11-21-21

Sue.55

I loved this story, the characters the chemistry the humour and the raw emotion. The narration was spot on as well. I could picture everything as the story unfolded.

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  • Nastassja
  • 11-09-21

highly recommended

OMG the part where the audio book played on the Bluetooth in the truck... had me in fits of laughter because this is my ultimate fear!
love the narrators, love the humor... such an awesome series

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  • Brenda Hawkins
  • 11-05-21

Even playboys deserve love

I loved this book Getting Played Smalltown boy who loves his way through all the girls whilst growing up and earning that reputation of Naughty
Then he meets a girl let’s that girl go and regrets it, to only remedy that girl he hasn’t stopped thinking about and she has more in her life than when he had that wonderful night
Dean is a wonderful character who when realising he has met the woman of his dreams without realising and his love em leave em play up on them type of guy he was when younger is actually not who he is now or wants to be.
But sometimes your past is always with you and he needs to shake it off
I loved how our female hero Lainie is a single mum with a teenage son and ne we married
Finds herself in the same situation now like when she was 19. Pregnant ! The difference this time is when she was 19 her son’s father opted to not be in their lives. Now Lainie can’t find the man she shared the most amazing night with
Level headed and accepting of the situation at hand, Lainie and her son prepare for the new baby in a new town.
Then our story really begins
Our two reconnect and the fun the laughs and the wooing begins
I especially loved the romance audio book coming over the speakers in the car at the most hottest moment
I nearly wet my pants
I enjoyed all the titbits we learn from Lainie’s blog that we’re throughout this story
Heartwarming , small town wonderful connections with other characters and love between two characters with a teenagers perspective to boot 😍

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  • Joy Stratford
  • 10-29-21

A FIRM FAVOURITE

I adore books by Emma Chase, and especially the audiobooks, because there is something so sexy about listening to the voices of the characters, play out their love stories. Zachary Webber is a firm favourite now, and I will gobble up any and all of Emma's books with him narrating. Emma's storyline is believable and her characters are so real, I feel I know them. I can certainly see them all clearly in my mind's eye., she paints a wonderful picture with her words.
Highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-18-19

Needed editing down, boring detail

I dont read/listen to these books to get a lot of detail on house renovations or crafteork, I have the lifestyle TV channel for that. Did use fast forward function a lot, which detracts from story and books value. I am also pretty tired of authors trying to create the "perfect man" in their heroes or at least who they think their audience regards as perfect man is, must be gorgeous, must be brainy, must be athlete, must do something else amazing, etc. I need my guys to be a little more real. also finding the whole player history really silly, maybe my age, but really think is sign of current world we live in and reality that a guy who treats sex and its intimacy so casually and extensively (basically the real man whore) is not actually a great catch. I dont need the storyline that is trying to make the love more true cause it can make the player stop being such an unappealing idiot around sex and intimacy. who wants to walk into a room where the guy could possibly have slept with 2/3 of women?